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Tokio Marine Asia partners on insurtech investing with Arbor Ventures

12th August 2022 - Author: Kane Wells

Tokio Marine Asia has announced a strategic partnership with Arbor Ventures, a leading global Fintech/InsurTech-focused venture capital (VC) firm headquartered in Singapore.

Tokio Marine LogoThe partnership marks Tokio Marine’s commitment to accelerating the digital transformation of the global insurance industry. The union was established through Tokio Marine’s Innovation Lab in Singapore.

In April 2022, Tokio Marine Holdings, Inc. announced the launch of its corporate venture capital (CVC) fund partnering with World Innovation Lab, Tokio Marine Future Fund, to invest in early-stage start-ups.

The company plans to identify and invest directly in high-growth potential start-ups through the CVC Fund, in addition to partnering with Arbor and other leading VCs for unique insights and access to promising start-ups leading the digital transformation in insurance. Arbor’s addition to Tokio Marine’s group of collaborative VCs significantly heightens its future opportunities.

Arbor’s global connectivity and portfolio as well as its engagement in local markets will further enable Tokio Marine group’s innovation labs, spread across seven cities, including Singapore, to collaborate broadly with synergy beyond borders.

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Masashi Namatame, Group Chief Digital Officer at Tokio Marine Holdings, said of the partnership, “Arbor’s target to create the future of FinTech resonates with Tokio Marine’s digital strategy.

“With Arbor’s network and astute scouting of startups with strong potential in the FinTech space, it will greatly complement Tokio Marine’s collaborative efforts to serve innovative products and services in the insurance industry and beyond.”

Melissa Guzy, Managing Partner of Arbor Ventures, commented, “Tokio Marine is a world-renowned leader that Arbor is proud to add as a strategic partner in building the future of FinTech / InsurTech. Arbor looks forward to building the next generation of transformational InsurTech start-ups together.”

Arbor holds offices in Singapore, the USA, and Japan as well as a presence in EMENA.

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